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ABOUT

ADVANTAGE

Behind a great cup of tea is a complex process involving many talented people, years of nurturing, a wealth of technology & continuous innovation. The strength of Harris Tea comes from our extensive knowledge and skill with over 200 years combined tea procuring and blending experience.

 
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Harris Tea Company is the leading producer in the US of private brand black, green, herbal, decaffeinated and specialty, organic teas, iced tea and instant tea mixes. We have an expansive reach with five modern production facilities located in California, Georgia, New Jersey, and the United Kingdom.

We have the expertise to develop blends that exactly meet our customer’s requirements, as well as national brand specifications. Our blend development centers have the capability to match any taste profile and develop unique custom blends. Our state-of-the-art equipment gives us the capability to pack every style of tea bag from square or round tea bags to flow through and pyramid formats.

Harris Tea Company is committed to sustainability and environmental stewardship at the source of our teas & herbs, all the way to our manufacturing facilities. Our world class facilities have robust quality and food safety programs, and have earned top ratings in Global Food Safety Initiative audits. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP), and Quality Monitoring Systems (QMS) are in place at all Harris production facilities.

Innovation

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Harris Tea was a pioneer in Specialty Private Label Tea. In the early 1990’s, when Private Label was viewed as generic tea, Harris Tea offered better specialty blends which filled a void in the market. Now, our facilities in California, Georgia, New Jersey, and the United Kingdom regularly produce innovative and creative blends.

Harris Tea Company is committed to sustainability and environmental stewardship at the source of our teas & herbs, all the way to our manufacturing facilities. We have successfully converted our Anaheim and New Jersey plants to run on solar energy, making us the first tea company in the United States to operate on solar power.

We are continuously looking for better ways to deliver our promise to our customers. In an ever competitive world, our focused passion on finding ways to continuously improve through creativity and innovation.

Facilities

Harris Tea Company operates five state-of-the-art tea blending and packing plants located in Georgia, New Jersey, California, and the United Kingdom. Our expansive coverage maximizes the logistical advantages for each of our customers. Multiple manufacturing locations also insulates our customers from supply disruptions in the event of unforeseen production interruptions (either natural or man-made) at any one location. Blending and packing in five locations provides many unique advantages to our customers that only Harris Tea can offer.

 

Best in Class Manufacturing Facilities

Harris Tea Company’s world class manufacturing facilities have robust quality and food safety programs, and have earned top ratings in Global Food Safety Initiative audits. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP), and Quality Monitoring Systems (QMS) are in place at all facilities. We are a licensed organic tea manufacturer, and many of our specialty and herbal teas are Organic, Rain Forest Alliance and Fair Trade Certified.

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Certifications

British Retail Consortium (BRC) The British Retail Consortium is one of five Global Food Safety Initiative Audits. Harris Tea has chosen BRC as our certification body to assure our facilities meet GFSI standards. Organic – Quality Assurance International National Organic Program Harris Tea is a licensed organic tea manufacturer with organic packing practices in both Atlanta and New Jersey facilities. Customs -Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) C-TPAT is a voluntary government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security. The Marietta, Georgia & Anaheim, California facilities are C-TPAT audited by Customs and Border Protection. TransFair USA - Fair Trade Organization Many of our specialty and herbal teas are Fair Trade certified. Fair Trade Certification empowers farmers and farm workers to lift themselves out of poverty by investing in their farms and communities, protecting the environment, and developing the business skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace. Minority Business Leadership Harris Freeman is recognized by the Minority Business Development Council as a minority owned business. Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) The two Harris Tea locations are HACCP compliant. Kosher Certification The two Harris Tea plants are Kosher K and OU Certified. Rainforest Alliance Harris Tea offers Rainforest Alliance certified teas. The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods.